On the Queen Sugar episode ‘Evergreen’, the children of the late Ernest Bordelon (Glynn Turman) plan their father’s funeral. Sisters Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) and Nova (Rutina Wesley) disagree about how best to honor their father while their brother Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) and Aunt Violet argue over letting Ralph’s young son attend the service.
Violet Bordelon is portrayed by Tina Lifford. She’s known for her roles on Scandal (CIA Director Lowry), Parenthood (Renee Trussell), Single Ladies (Evelyn Lancaster), Nip/Tuck (Warden DeMarco), Lincoln Heights (Mrs. Hammond), CSI (Judge Witherspoon), and Family Law (Judge Alice Kingston), among others. Fun fact: Lifford’s first TV role was as a stenographer on a 1983 episode of Hill Street Blues. Queen Sugar airs Wednesdays at 10pm on OWN.